BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Jazz singer Aura performs in Barrie, Sunday. SUBMITTED

Aura all about the jazz

Aura, a jazz singer who has performed with some of the world’s top artists, marks her first performance in Barrie since she moved here last summer.

Bill Loiselle, part owner of BJ's Records & Nostalgia in Barrie, holds a rare copy of Get Behind Me Satan by the band The White Stripes. The store is one of several in the region taking part Saturday in record store day, which recognizes the vinyl industry through special sales of limited edition albums. Sunrise Records in Bayfield Mall is also taking part. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

A record of a day

Bill Loiselle, part owner of BJ's Records & Nostalgia in Barrie, holds a rare copy of Get Behind Me Satan by the band The White Stripes.

School partners sought

Simcoe County District School Board officials are exploring potential partnerships for the Barrie North Collegiate addition, scheduled to be completed

Moment of reflection

A Supreme Court ruling that municipal meetings can't begin in religious prayer is being contemplated by two local township councils that typically rec

Dave Dale/The Nugget North Bay Battalion goalie Jake Smith and Nick Paul (21) keep an eye on the puck as Barrie Colts forward Matthew Kreis leaps through the crease during OHL Eastern Conference semifinal action at Memorial Gardens in North Bay, Thursday. North Bay took a 3-1 lead in the series when Ryan Kujawinski scored in double overtime for a 4-3 win in front of 4,137 fans.

Colts on the brink

NORTH BAY - Ryan Kujawinski beat Barrie Colts' goalie Mackenzie Blackwood in double overtime to lift the North Bay Battalion to a 4-3 win in front of

Julio Ventura, a second-year advertising and marketing communications student at Georgian College, delivers his "pitch" with the rest of his Vision Creative team during the program's recent annual marketing competition. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Students' pitches perfect

The Advertising & Marketing Communications Program at Georgian College recently held their annual Advisory Committee Competition

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